Pocomoke panfishing is putting wintertime woes on the back burner as a fishy February baits us into a long awaited eastern shore springtime spectacular. While Redneck Paul and Bushy Bearded Mike have been targeting Black Perch in the Manokin and Wicomico rivers on bottom rigs tipped with Bloodworm, we have stayed in the Pocomoke in search of crappies, pickerels, and the tasty yellow perch. We have had very good success luring picky panfish to dinner during the ebb tide in 4-15 foot depths on 2 inch grubs on 1/16 oz spinner jig heads tipped with a small bull minnow. White, pink and chartreuse have been the most productive colors as these tasty targets help kick the winter blues to the curb! For those of you that prefer a tasty trout option,Shad-landing state park has been stocked with trout and ready to provide tasty fillets for a cold weather finale!
It appears we have a nice weekend in the chamber with an even better week to follow, so get out there and enjoy this wonderful place we call home!
Well, we finally got a nice warm up for the weekend, even if the weather was a little wet. Thank goodness, the fishing has been “ crappie” . Pocomoke panfish have given us some January jigging opportunities that keep the winter blues at bay. We’ve been targeting suspended slabs with Sea Hawk crappie rigs while trolling in 5-15 foot depths. Along with the panfish bite some big rock action( release only) and a few cold water specks have reminded us how lucky we are to live in this awesome place we call home!
Here are some pictures from the last couple of weeks to get us warmed up for what is to come!